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lady michelle obama. with all that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlot charlotte. chuck todd down on the floor with a north carolina delegation. jeff? >> reporter: if the convention was all about presenting mitt romney's softer side, this convention has a different goal for the president. tonight targeting women and hispanics. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage. democrats prepare to appeal to women and hispanics, that favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro. democrats hope his personal story will resonate with latinos. >> my woman worked very hard so joaquin and i could have a shot in life. >> reporter: castro's twin brother. he's one of six hispanics speaking tonight. while modern conventions are tightly scripted affairs, before this gathering even
. >> tonight's big story, first lady michelle obama is in the state tonight. >> mrs. obama is certainly proving she is one of the most effective campaigners the president has. we're live in morgan state were the first lady is scheduled to speak in just a few minutes. >> the first lady has a packed schedule here in maryland tonight. she arrived here at morgan state university about 30 minutes ago. her fund-raising supporters have been gathering on campus for the past four hours. those supporters have their choice of tickets with prices ranging from $100 to $5,000 to 10 belsen dollars. this visit was announced at -- $10,000. this visit was announced at the end of last month. it is at the murphy fine arts center on campus. it is sold out. mayor stephanie rawlings blake and governor o'malley will be in attendance as well as a lot of everyday marylanders who could not pass up the chance to see the first ladies begin person. >> it is huge. it is huge. they are feeling the love on behalf of all of the hard work the president has done. >> what are you hoping to hear her talk about? >> education, health
this morning is first lady michelle obama's visit to baltimore. she spoke to a sold out crowd at a fund-raising event at morgan state university. tv cameras weren't allowed inside that venue but those who paid to get in said the first lady got a rock star reception. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> some of the 2,000 supporters who packed the murphy fine arts center describe a loud and long explosion of cheers as first lady michelle obama took the stage. >> it did really erupt. she hardly could get started talking and people just wouldn't even let her stop. >> only print journalists were allowed inside, no tv cameras allowed, but supporters shared some pictures as they explained the consistent themes of the first lady's speech. most say she focussed a lot of education and health care. >> talking about students receiving aid and grants. i'm a graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highl
's top stories. first lady michelle obama received a rock star treatment as she spoke at a fund-raising event at morgan state university on friday. mrs. obama was the guest of honor at the fund-raiser that included a vip reception and a speech to some 2,000 people at the murphy fine arts center. the crowd included people of all ages, tv cameras were not allowed inside. only print reporters. supporters described a focus on health care and education. >> college students receiving pell grants. i'm a student here, graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highlight. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i have never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> ticket prices for the fund-raiser ranged from $100 to $10,000. that's quite a spread. students at sick more county schools will be a bit cooler next year. they will be receiving air conditioning systems. they include carol manor, seven oaks as well as hereford middle school. 12 more s
. this year that number is expected to rise to as much as 40%, and today when michelle obama goes out to the university of northern iowa, she will be giving a speech, but it's not just a speech, she is also be asking the supporters there to cast their votes nearly on the spot. there's a polling place just a few steps away. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. >>> for more on this week's events on the campaign trail, we eco-eel look ahead to next week's first debate. tom brokaw is here, david gregory, mott railer of "meet the dress" and chuck todd, the nbc chief white house correspondent. too many titles, we're out of time. the president's closing argument. a two-minute ad he put out in a sign of the campaign, a sign of confidence, chuck, we'll start with you? >> we looked and did some of our own polling, did it the last couple of weeks and among people who say they will vote before election day, the president wins 2-1. that's why they are doing it. all about early voting. half of the battleground states, 50% or more of the voters will vote early, florida, colorado, nevada, north
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